If you don’t like the outcome of certain policies, blame the voters and yourself, not struggling minority groups

I heard someone today blame struggling minority groups (refugees) for the lack of funding for certain groups of people in Norway.

To me, that’s absurd. This is a question of policies and political priorities. That group is not helped sufficiently because it has not been a priority. And it’s not been a priority because people have voted certain political parties into power.

If you want to blame someone, blame those voters. Blame yourself if you voted for them, and for not getting engaged to make a change. Take a look at the real cause of the situation.

Don’t put the blame on other struggling groups. They are not in any way to blame.

The people who tend to blame minority groups in this way are often the very same people who vote for political parties that created the situation in the first place. They blame struggling minority groups for the policies they voted into place. (Often by voting for conservative and libertarian parties.)

And the more shameless political parties do the same. They blame minority groups for the consequences of the policies they themselves put in place.


DRAFT FRAGMENTS

To me, that’s absurd. If someone is struggling and different policies could have prevented it, then the situation is created by political priorities. And people have voted for political parties that have those priorities and put those policies in place.

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To me, that’s absurd. If someone is struggling and certain policies would have helped them, it’s because other policies are in place. If other policies are in place, it’s because of political priorities. And if those priorities and polices are acted on, it’s because people have voted for it. They have voted for political parties and policies that have created (or not alleviated) that situation.

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(1) For not voting differently. For not getting engaged. For not thinking through the real cause of the situation.

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To me, that’s absurd. If someone struggling could have been helped by certain policies, they are struggling because people have voted for political parties that have created (or not alleviated) that situation. If people wanted to help these groups, and it was a priority for them, they would vote for other political parties.

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The people who tend to put the blame on minority groups are often the very same people who vote for political parties that created the situation in the first place. They blame struggling minority groups for the policies they voted into place. (Often by voting for conservative and libertarian parties.)

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